Member Rara Avis
As long as the person unerstands the guidelines and what the forums are about etc.
Which person? I presume you mean the teen?
I'm afraid you're forgetting about a few other people who are involved -- the parents of the teen. It is they, not just the teen, who have to understand our guidelines and what the Mature Content forums are all about.
I've said it a few times in the past: Any teen who wants legitimate access to MC can have their parent contact me directly. We'll arrange a phone conversation and, once I'm convinced the parent does indeed fully understand and approve, I'll be happy to grant the access. Our rules were never meant to "protect the young," but rather to respect and augment the authority of the parent. It is the parent, not pipTalk, who determines the teen's boundaries.